Saturday 11 January 2014

How Fast Time Flies!

Just for my Mum

Hello to all you beautiful people! Although this is my normal Saturday nails, I'm doing this for Monday, which is a sad day and a time to remember a very special person, my Mum who sadly died 14 years ago...
I'm doing them today as on Monday I will be too busy, I'm sure you understand why. I want to share a photo of my Mum with my eldest daughter when she was younger, its a beautiful photo and was taken professionally for The Motor Neurone Disease Association, which is what my Mum had. 

Anyway back to my manicure. As roses where one of my Mum's favourite flowers, I have always done a rose inspired remembrance nail art. But wanted to do something different than a single red rose. So I painted my nails with two coats of Pretty by Quest Concrete Effect polish in White.

Not a true bright white polish, but I didn't really want that. A bit of a textured feel, and nice silver shimmer, that dried quite quick to a matte finish. 

Then using Cheeky plate CH11 and my cheap brown polish I stamped the criss-cross pattern, as I think it looks like a trellis in a garden.

Some dodgy double stamping lol, but the roses and leaves would cover this, a bit rustic looking! I stamped the roses from plate B44 with Sally Hansen Insta-dri in Rapid Red.

I dotted on the leaves with the Beauty UK green, and finished off with La Femme Clear and Sally Hansen 30 second dry topcoat.

I'm so glad the sun made an appearance for these photos, as I love love love how this looks! A fitting nail art for a special lady :) 
Stay safe and much love to you all.....


  1. Ah it's beautiful. I'm sure you've got wonderful memories of your mum x

  2. Love this mani think I'll copied sometime
    Must be so awful to miss your mother can't imagine

    1. Thank you, glad to have inspired someone else to do this mani :) Its very sad but have wonderful memories xx

  3. Beautiful Tracey, I'm sure your mum will be looking down and smiling after seeing this xx